Nursing - Discharge Liaison Specialist

  • Department Complex Discharge
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 21/04/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SDL-219
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 30 hours per week

An opportunity has arisen to join our team of Discharge Liaison Sisters at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. Applicants must be Registered Nurse with an interest in Stroke and Neuro Rehab with extensive and current experience at Band 6 in an acute hospital setting.

You must be patient centred, and have an understanding of current acute hospital performance indicators. The Discharge Liaison Specialist role is integral to the successful discharge planning of complex patients within the hospital:

  • To support the Patient Flow and to provide a Specialist service, advising and educating all members of the multidisciplinary team in all aspects of discharge management.
  • Working with partner organizations across the health and social care sector to pro-actively effect safe and timely discharge and admission avoidance.
  • To provide support to the Frail & Complex Service.
  • To identify problems and manage with positive solutions using the correct reporting structure.
  • Utilizing autonomous decision making capability around the discharge/transfer process.
  • The post will cover a 6 day service with the potential of a 7 day service in the future.
  • To work as part of the complex discharge team to effectively case manage patients on the Fit for Transfer List.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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